North Queensland Islands Travel Guide

Located off Queensland's far north coast, the tropical Queensland Islands are surrounded by the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and offer a variety of holiday experiences including romantic escapes, honeymoons, relaxing getaways, adventure holidays as well as family friendly options.

While there are a number of Islands located within the region, the most popular holiday destinations include Haggerstone Island, Lizard Island, Green Island and Fitzroy Island. Each is home to a fantastic range of accommodation options and plenty of things to see and do to cater for all budgets.

Haggerstone is one of the more remote Queensland Islands and is 400 miles north of Cairns by air. It is only open at certain times of the year and is accessed by light aircraft. Offering true wilderness in the stunning surrounds of the reef, Haggerstone Island offers a number of water sports and nature pursuits.

Lizard Island is only 240km north of Cairns and just 92km from Cooktown. Renowned for its spectacular private location, Lizard Island is also home to an airstrip and is classified as a National Park. Ideal for a relaxing break, Lizard Island also offers some of the world's best fishing, snorkelling and diving.

Green Island is just 45 minutes off the Cairns mainland and offers 15 hectares of stunning environmental heritage. A small coral cay, Green Island is classified a National Park and offers amazing snorkelling and diving surrounded by the crystal waters of the coral reef.

45 minutes by ferry from Cairns, Fitzroy Island offers pristine beaches, calm safe waters and sheltered bays. Surrounded by coral reef systems which make up part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Fitzory Island offers fun in the sun and is ideal for swimming and water based activities.

A haven for nature at its best and a touch of adventure, the Queensland Islands offer a range of activities and attractions that are as many and diverse as the islands themselves. You can cruise the reef and between the islands, relax on the beach, explore the iconic Great Barrier Reef and completely lose yourself in this unique natural environment.